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deerdiary
03-20-2014, 09:12 AM
I'm not talking about pitchers, but hitters. More specifically, guys like Jose Iglesias.

I find it funny that the guy is so out of shape, diet so bad, training regimen so primitive, that he has shin stress fractures from running bases and hitting a baseball. It's truly pathetic.

You'd think pro athletes would work out hard, would diet accordingly to prevent things like this from happening. If I were the GM, I'd be pissed. It's so pathetic that guys have these sort of injuries playing fuking baseball out of all the sports. It really just magnifies to poor work ethic and the lack of off-the-field strength training and conditioning for some of these players.

IndianBrah92
03-20-2014, 09:16 AM
i remember having to workout with offseason baseball for 1 day back in high school and I thought the training was pretty rigorous compared to short distance track and football.

i guess chit changes when you get paid.

Mac_xX
03-20-2014, 09:22 AM
How do you know it was related to conditioning?

Vitamin0
03-20-2014, 09:26 AM
You realize that most baseball players are multi sport athletes that chose baseball because of the money right?

TheMarshall
03-20-2014, 09:29 AM
A lot of games in consecutive days is way more exhausting and strenuous than you'd think.

goingforarip
03-20-2014, 09:34 AM
A lot of games in consecutive days is way more exhausting and strenuous than you'd think.

really? You're either sitting on the bench or standing in place for literally over 95% of it.

People choose baseball as someone else said...multi sport athletes who choose the easiest/safest game so they can coast.

Vitamin0
03-20-2014, 09:41 AM
really? You're either sitting on the bench or standing in place for literally over 95% of it.

People choose baseball as someone else said...multi sport athletes who choose the easiest/safest game so they can coast.

I don't understand. Does that make them less of an athlete for choosing baseball?

ThaWorldIsYours
03-20-2014, 09:43 AM
really? You're either sitting on the bench or standing in place for literally over 95% of it.

People choose baseball as someone else said...multi sport athletes who choose the easiest/safest game so they can coast.



If I was a once in a generation type athlete that could go pro in any sport, I'd choose baseball easily lol. It's not my favorite sport, but it seems to be the easiest on your body, there's no salary cap so GM's give out retarded contracts to guys in their 30's, and I think it would be generally fun to go out and play 9 innings every day


1. MLB
2. NBA
3. NFL (brb can't walk when I'm 50, brain disease from concussions, no thanks jeff)

TheMarshall
03-20-2014, 09:45 AM
really? You're either sitting on the bench or standing in place for literally over 95% of it.

People choose baseball as someone else said...multi sport athletes who choose the easiest/safest game so they can coast.
I really doubt you'd be able to handle a week of our 5:30 conditioning, and I just go to an average juco. I'm just loling at your clear lack of knowledge. I played AAU basketball at a pretty competitive level during high school and I was always just as sore after a baseball game. You use your back a lot throwing and swinging.

Dangled
03-20-2014, 09:48 AM
A lot of games in consecutive days is way more exhausting and strenuous than you'd think.

it's spring training.. give me a break.

deerdiary
03-20-2014, 09:52 AM
I really doubt you'd be able to handle a week of our 5:30 conditioning, and I just go to an average juco. I'm just loling at your clear lack of knowledge. I played AAU basketball at a pretty competitive level during high school and I was always just as sore after a baseball game. You use your back a lot throwing and swinging.

Age: 18

Might as well anoint Pharmacists as athletes, because they stand for 10+ hours per day.

If you have stress fractures on your shins from playing baseball, you have bad conditioning. PERIOD. That goes along with bad diet. That's almost comical to me that a professional athlete has those types of issues.

TheMarshall
03-20-2014, 09:53 AM
it's spring training.. give me a break.
Where did I mention spring training?

SubwaySub
03-20-2014, 10:38 AM
But hitting Aa baseball is the most difficult thing to do on the planet.

dweeegs
03-20-2014, 11:34 AM
i remember having to workout with offseason baseball for 1 day back in high school and I thought the training was pretty rigorous compared to short distance track and football.

i guess chit changes when you get paid.

Yea we had practice at 5:30 in the morning which was throwing and getting loose for 20-30 minutes, then running for an hour between sprints and long distance jogging. Plus practice after school as well. That was for high school.

As for the player in the OP, seems like it's something that he's had for a while


Detroit — While the apparent extent of shortstop Jose Iglesias’ potentially season-ending injury has caught the Tigers off guard, they were aware that he’s dealt with shin issues “off and on over the years,” according to a Red Sox source with knowledge of the situation.

Iglesias, 24, had periodic shin splints during his career with the Red Sox, including last season, the source said. Shin splints also were the initial diagnosis for Iglesias early this spring.

Now, the Tigers starting shortstop says he has stress fractures in both shins, a diagnosis that could be confirmed when he visits another specialist Tuesday.

Erik111
03-20-2014, 11:49 AM
The other day I was watching the 02 ALCS Yankees and Angels on espn classic with Troy Glaus and Giambi thinking how these would be the bigger guys in my gym. That being said, doubt mlbers were getting stress fractures back then

sdballer5588
03-20-2014, 11:51 AM
Lol @ comparing baseball condition to soccer track or basketball.

Literally the most potato sht ever. Does not even make sense.